More links continued from yesterday:
- Benefits of mindfulness: What the studies show » Shambhala SunSpace
- Blood Pressure, Sleep And Mental Health Improve With Flexible Working Arrangements — Medical News Today — Another study proving what anyone with and sense already knows.
- How the Unconscious Mind Can Act Out Our Prejudices | Books | AlterNet — Most people report feeling no prejudice, making bias hard to identify. But a new book explores how our unconscious minds color every individual and collective decision we make.
- Jeremy Rifkin: The third industrial revolution — Book (The Empathic Civilization)– Interview — New Scientist — Wow!! — Empathy goes hand-in-hand with selfhood; if you know you’re a self you can see yourself in relation to the other. People hear “empathy” and they think socialism or something–that’s completely missing the point. Increasing individuation and selfhood is critical to increasing empathy. — We are wired for empathic distress. If you put a bunch of babies in a nursery and one starts crying, the others start crying but they don’t know why. Real empathy – empathic expression–doesn’t occur until children develop a sense of self and recognize themselves as being separate from others; when they can recognize themselves in a mirror, for instance. When kids learn about birth and death they think, uh oh, now I know I have a history, I’m finite. Realizing their own vulnerability allows them to feel another’s vulnerability. The more advanced your selfhood, the more you can feel another’s fragility and empathize. Empathy is the invisible social glue that allows a complex individuated society to remain integrated.